For a week, tributes to Bernard Tapie, the businessman who died on October 3, have been blooming on the Web. After a mass full of emotion, Sophie Tapie pays a last tribute to her father.
It’s been a week since the former president of Olympique de Marseille died as a result of double cancer in the stomach and esophagus. Bernard Tapie’s burial ceremony took place on Friday October 8 in Marseille, his adopted city. Rich in emotions, she was animated by many speeches after starting with a song performed by Sophie Tapie, her youngest daughter. After the ceremony, in the presence of the family and friends of Bernard Tapie, the coffin was transported to a cemetery in Marseille where it was buried in complete privacy.
Sophie Tapie has always been close to her father. It is therefore no surprise that she decided to pay him a last tribute. It was on Twitter that she posted a photo of her and her father, in black and white. Little girl on it, she seems to whisper a secret to him. For his part, Bernard Tapie has a broad smile. This photo is accompanied by a moving text. “I would like to tell you a secret. You were the most wonderful dad in the world, I love you so much. Thank you all for your support and immense love, in particular the people of Marseille. I will never forget him. I love you endlessly.”
Support from the Marseillais
The reactions to this photo and to this text were not long in coming, in particular from the Marseillais who were present during the day of Bernard Tapie’s funeral. “We are with you, as you are with us! Thanks for this moment”, Testified a young woman by posting a video where we can see Sophie Tapie before the ceremony at the cathedral shouting with the crowd the song of the supporters of Marseille. “Thank you for allowing us to attend the funeral to say goodbye to your daddy”Another person wrote. The Marseillais had come in large numbers to attend the funeral of “boss”, Following his coffin from the Old Port to the cathedral.